Toro and Lowe’s Announce Strategic Partnership

Toro and Lowe’s Announce Strategic Partnership

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On September 12, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products, Lowe's
The Toro Co. and Lowe’s Cos. Inc. announced a strategic retail partnership through which Lowe’s will carry Toro zero-turn riding mowers, walk mowers, portable power equipment and snow blowers in both the gas and rapidly expanding battery categories.
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Aubuchon Hardware Co. joins Ace Hardware

Aubuchon Hardware Co. joins Ace Hardware

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On September 12, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products, Home Depot, Homeowners Hub
Aubuchon Hardware Co. joins Ace Hardware as part of the transition to Ace, 76 of the Aubuchon stores will be converted to Ace branded stores; 36 remaining stores will stay independent with Emery Jensen
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Do it Best Shares Proven Solutions to Drive Member Growth at 2023 Fall Market

Do it Best Shares Proven Solutions to Drive Member Growth at 2023 Fall Market

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On September 12, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products, Home Depot, Homeowners Hub
With the theme of Driving Members’ Growth, the industry-leading member-owned co-op Do it Best is sharing industry insights, proven solutions, and exclusive purchasing opportunities designed to drive member growth at their fall market, held September 8–11 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
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ECI SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

ECI SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On August 23, 2023
  • Cloud Based Software System, Cutting Edge Products Magazine, ECI
ECI’s cloud-based software is built for the unique challenges of lumber yards and home and building supply businesses. With ECI you can be confident in your business’s ability to thrive today and in the future.
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Ace Hardware Reports Second Quarter Results

Ace Hardware Reports Second Quarter Results

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On August 23, 2023
  • 2nd Quarter Earnings, Ace Hardware, Cutting Edge Products
Ace Hardware Corporation reported second quarter 2023 revenues of $2.6 billion, an increase of $99.6 million, or 3.9 percent, from the second quarter of 2022. Net income was $126.7 million for the second quarter of 2023, an increase of $1.9 million from the second quarter of 2022.
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THE HOME DEPOT LAUNCHES NEW HOMEOWNERS HUB

THE HOME DEPOT LAUNCHES NEW HOMEOWNERS HUB

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On August 23, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products, Home Depot, Homeowners Hub
The Home Depot® launched a New Homeowners Hub to equip the next generation of current and future first-time homeowners with valuable resources including DIY guides, product recommendations, design inspiration and more.
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Great Service is More Valuable to Loyal Customers than Rewards

Great Service is More Valuable to Loyal Customers than Rewards

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On August 23, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products Magazine, Great Service is More Valuable to Loyal Customers than Rewards, Retailing 101, Spotlight on Business, Wanda Lenoir
The shifting retail landscape is growing the disconnect between companies and consumers. Retailers often think providing customers with an enhanced rewards and points loyalty program creates a stronger bond with the company. But it’s becoming more difficult to earn the trust of shoppers and keep them loyal—especially when retailers fall short on convenience and personalized service.
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In Memoriam: George A. Juergens

In Memoriam: George A. Juergens

  • Posted by Contributor
  • On August 16, 2023
  • Cutting Edge Products, Do it Best, George A. Juergens, George Juergens, Juergens
George Juergens, the second-generation owner of Juergens Hardware, passed away on Aug. 14 at the age of 87. George purchased the business from his father in 1971 and was thankful to see the business into the fourth generation. He never considered working at the hardware store a job, it was a blessing. He was passionate about it.
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